Core of the PUDEL
gutting the legend of FAUST
Conceived and directed by Thom Pasculli
This show has been Jeff Recommended!!
April 26 – June 2, 2013
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays @ 8PM
Sunday performances on 5/26 and 6/2 @ 7PM
“Pasculli’s piece trumphs…visceral and daring.”- 3 Stars, Chicago Tribune
“This is the kind of theatre that magically makes you think afterward about what it meant.”
Core of the PUDEL guts an ancient German legend to discover the heart of the matter. The legend is familiar – Faust and his overwhelming obsession to know everything drives him to sell his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for complete intellectual enlightenment. He believes he gets the better end of the bargain, but when he loses his heart to the beautiful Gertrude, the devil convinces him otherwise. Through actor-driven authorship and dynamic physical action, Core of the PUDEL violently dissects the original text to examine the destructive act of purely intellectual investigation and reveal the core of the quandary: how do you measure the value of a person’s soul?
Cast/ Co-creators: Nigel Brown, Katie Dingle, Al Evangelista, Cooper Forsman, Cortney McKenna, Kendra Miller, Paul Scudder, Lauren Vogel
Set Designer Joanna Iwanicka/ Lighting Designer Michael Christman/ Sound Design Danny Rockett / Costume Designer kClare Kemock/ Stage Manager Gary Damico / Graphic Design Michal Janicki
Trap Door Theatre recommends having dinner at Jane’s Restaurant before the show! Order an entree and get a free glass of wine! Just show your ticket to your server and enjoy! Jane’s is located in the front of the Trap Door building at 1655 W. Cortland Ave. www.janesrestaurant.com
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Beata Pilch, Artistic Director/Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W Cortland Street, Chicago, IL 60622